By Adam Roberts – 7/29/2021
Despite an offensive burst the Brewers received in the Willy Adames signing, there is no such thing as an off-the-table option for a team looking to go all-in on a World Series run.
The Brewers acquired infielder Eduardo Escobar from the Diamondbacks yesterday in exchange for two prospects. Escobar has 22 home runs this season and made the All-Star game. He can play any infield position and will likely be at third and first base, meaning the infield will now consist of Adames, Escobar, Kolten Wong, and Rowdy Tellez at first base. The deal was completed before the Brewers defeated the Pirates 7-3.
Catcher Cooper Hummel and infielder Alberto Ciprian were sent to the Diamondbacks in the trade.
Milwaukee still holds a seven game lead in the NL Central over the Reds.